Do you make a mental list?

@ersmommy1 (12600)
United States
November 14, 2008 1:47pm CST
I have been in the store recently with my daughter. We happened to be walking by the toy isle. She seriously was naming off a few items. A certain doll, some art supplies etc. I cannot now remember the name of the doll. It will make a nice gift (if I can remember the name of it) for Christmas. Do you make a mental list, and then write it down as soon as you can? Or are you like me and its gone before the pen is in your hand?
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@caskins (689)
• United States
14 Nov 08
hello my fellow myLotter, i do make a mental list when i hear my children talk about what they want for Christmas. i do a great job remembering them. i never write it down because i don't want them to know what i'm getting them for Christmas. i love to see the smiles on their faces on Christmas morning. happy posting!
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
14 Nov 08
I am always forgetting that is why I have started carrying a tablet to the stores with me so I can write things down and since I always do this then kids don't htink nothing of it as you write things down while they are saying what they would like to have.
@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
15 Dec 08
I prefer to jot down anything that comes in mind using a pen and a paper. I don't rely much on my mental ability as i tend to forget quickly.
• United States
5 Dec 08
This year, I think I am being more simple with Christmas gifts. Less elaborate because I don't want Christmas to be all about presents. Heard a story about someone being run over on Black Friday and it kind of affected me. Rampant materialism, you know.
@1grnthmb (2063)
• United States
15 Nov 08
I used to be really good at keeping mental lists. I never had to write anything down. Now a days if it is not written down I will not remember it at all.The hardest part now is finding the papper that I wote the note on.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
14 Nov 08
Well it might be best to have her write a letter to Santa or have her circle things in the paper that she sees and wants. SO it will make it easier on you to be able to remember what she wants. You could tell her that next time you go that you need to make a list of what she wants for she can send the list to Santa and she might not even think twice about having you write what she wants down. Then mail a letter to Santa. And if you do it at Macy's all the better.
@ebsharer (5517)
• United States
14 Nov 08
I try to make a mental list but I am very forgetful! I have a journal I keep with me at all times. I use it for every thing! From work stuff, personal stuff, to kid stuff. Every once in a while I'll be at home and remeber I had to do some thing at work the next day I write it down. Or I will hear a commercial with a web address and write it down. At my age I should not be this forgetful but I have A LOT going on these days so it happens. My suggestion to you is go to the store and although there are a million and one dolls read each of the names off and maybe that will help you trigger which one it was!
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
14 Nov 08
I make a mental list. Most of the time I remember, but occasionally I forget. I really should write more things down just in case my memory starts to fail me someday.
@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
14 Nov 08
I am making a mental list, but am pretty good about rembering, even for the 5 children. Well actually there's only 3 I have to remember for, the younger 2 don't really have requests yet, but there are things I have in mind I want to get the toddler. Luckily I have much of it on layaway already, but there are still more things I'd like to get, and some of it is stored in my head.